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BOOK REVIEW: Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

Last night I went to again.

I did not know that this line is a very famous book opener from the book Rebecca.

So much fuss about . I got mixed emotion while reading this and this is a spoiler—so much fuss about a dead woman.

Unlike other stories whose title are of the names of the protagonist, Rebecca is a dead woman whose death still haunts the living. Rebecca is a story about losing and finding love, of marriage and the tolls of it, of deceit and lies, of richness and insecurities.

Historical fictions have always been a favourite genre of mine and when I checked the list of ebooks in eprint-studio, I got curious about the title and downloaded it.

Full of descriptive words (adjectives that were perfect examples in my English class), the first chapter devotes into describing the estate called Manderley which when I close my eyes, I can picture out roses in bloom wrapping its leaves and thorns in bricks. A house that intimidates its owners, a house that is richly a part of the story, a building that is of character and style.

The second Mrs. De Winter is annoying at first. She is dumb to be direct but later on, her character was just that of a simple maid who was swift with love in just a breeze.

You will hate Mrs. Danver here. I so hate her. And I will not dwell much on her.

Ok, I guess I am past my 500 characters now. Lol!

Hahaha I am recommending this book to women. Five stars!

Photo Credit is from Goodreads

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shaloowalia wrote on June 13, 2014, 11:38 AM

seems like an interesting read...though i never read any scary or horror stories!

jakidoodle wrote on June 13, 2014, 11:40 AM

This isn't scary. This is mystery-thriller. :) I recommend that you check this one out...

sunny2014 wrote on June 13, 2014, 12:00 PM

nice sharing :) ;)

Dawnwriter wrote on June 13, 2014, 4:33 PM

I have read almost all books my Daphne du Maurier. Rebecca somehow is most well known but I liked King's General and house on strand better.

rhondasummer wrote on June 13, 2014, 9:49 PM

I read the book, thought I've never read any of her other stuff, but one creepy short story. The movie is good also, and it's from the 1940s

jakidoodle wrote on June 29, 2014, 4:34 AM

Oh, I did not know that there was a movie too. I guess I have to look for the movie version.

jakidoodle wrote on June 29, 2014, 4:35 AM

Hmm I will look for that title. Thanks! :D

jakidoodle wrote on June 29, 2014, 4:37 AM

Hi there Sunny! Thanks!